In an earlier post, we discussed this reality – In today’s globalized economy your next business opportunity could be located anywhere in the world. Trade Agreements, Trade Financing, and Technology provide the doors for small businesses to take advantage of these global business opportunities.

In this post, I’d like to highlight the role of technology, and in particular, an excellent resource of which I learned recently – the SME Toolkit.


Today’s pervasive technology facilitates access to such information as where to look for your next global business opportunity.

The SME Toolkit offers tools for starting and growing a business:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Insurance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Technology

An Exporting Portal introduces the basics of doing business internationally. The site also allows you to access local toolkits with information about the regulatory environment in specific countries or regions.

You can join the network to:

  • Find a Supplier
  • Find a Service Provider
  • Promote Your Business
  • Look for Partnership Opportunities

Created through a partnership between IBM and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), this is a free resource powered by technology!

To Learn More

If you think that your business is ready to take the next step or to learn more about how you can use the three T’s — Trade Agreements, Trade Financing, and Technology — to expand your business globally, contact us.